Food Stamp Nutrition Education

States can help promote good nutritional habits in low-income communities through participation in the Food Stamp Nutrition Education Program (FSNEP). Through this program, states can receive federal matching funds as long as they demonstrate that their program educates recipients about healthy eating, handling food safely and managing a food budget.

Impact of the Affordable Care Act: 

There is new funding for community health workers, who may undertake activities related to nutrition education for Food Stamp recipients and other people living in medically-underserved areas.

Does the state have a Food Stamp Nutrition Education Program?

States that participate in the FSNEP receive a "meets policy" and those that do not participate receive a "no policy."

State Strength of Policy Change from 2007
Alabama Meets Policy Same
Alaska Meets Policy Same
Arizona Meets Policy Same
Arkansas Meets Policy Same
California Meets Policy Same
Colorado Meets Policy Same
Connecticut Meets Policy Same
Delaware Meets Policy Same
District of Columbia Meets Policy Same
Florida Meets Policy Same
Georgia Meets Policy Same
Hawaii Meets Policy Same
Idaho Meets Policy Same
Illinois Meets Policy Same
Indiana Meets Policy Same
Iowa Meets Policy Same
Kansas Meets Policy Same
Kentucky Meets Policy Same
Louisiana Meets Policy Same
Maine Meets Policy Same
Maryland Meets Policy Same
Massachusetts Meets Policy Same
Michigan Meets Policy Same
Minnesota Meets Policy Same
Mississippi Meets Policy Same
Missouri Meets Policy Same
Montana Meets Policy Same
Nebraska Meets Policy Same
Nevada Meets Policy Same
New Hampshire Meets Policy Same
New Jersey Meets Policy Same
New Mexico Meets Policy Same
New York Meets Policy Same
North Carolina Meets Policy Same
North Dakota Meets Policy Same
Ohio Meets Policy Same
Oklahoma Meets Policy Same
Oregon Meets Policy Same
Pennsylvania Meets Policy Same
Rhode Island Meets Policy Same
South Carolina Meets Policy Same
South Dakota Meets Policy Same
Tennessee Meets Policy Same
Texas Meets Policy Same
Utah Meets Policy Same
Vermont Meets Policy Same
Virginia Meets Policy Same
Washington Meets Policy Same
West Virginia Meets Policy Same
Wisconsin Meets Policy Same
Wyoming Meets Policy Same

Policy Indicator Counts
Meets Policy: 
51
Limited Policy: 
0
Weak Policy: 
0
No/Harmful Policy: 
0
Better: 
0
Same: 
51
Worse: 
0

Data Source: Unpublished data from the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), Washington, D.C., as of June 2010.

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